So turns out when we talk it’s very different to, like, I mean, how we write, you know? We interrupt eachother, we repeat and we correct ourselves, pause and sometimes we choke. It’s jarring (even if we have a script in front of us) and it’s certainly not as measured as when we put pen to paper or fingers to keys.
As one of my copywriting projects, I was asked by Digitally Human to transcribe and liven up an informal interview between two CEOs. Besides testing my touch-typing (turns out I’m pretty good – thank you speedy PR days) and learning new American start-up jargon, it actually really made me think twice about how we communicate verbally. I know I use the word ‘like’ far too much, so next time I will think before I speak and try to be more eloquent.
You can read the interview here.